5 To Do's : Pretoria and Johannesburg


The following five are less things you must see and more places you must experience. I must admit these are not really things you can just do upon arriving in Johannesburg/Pretoria, it makes matters a lot easier if you know someone there, have friends there. I am lucky enough to know Rudolf from this beautiful place, so I could enjoy a lot of things a normal tourist couldn't.


1. Visit a Farm
You probably reread this twice, so have I. The typical farm image we get in Europe does not equal to the farm image in South Africa. The scenery is incomparable. There are no cows grazing on gras all day long, chickens running around wild and it does not have that  smell which almost makes you sick to your stomach. In South Africa you will be on a beautiful property surrounded by the most incredible and beautiful vastness and peace. 






2. Rosebank Market 
This is a lovely little market situated in the heart of Rosebank a suburb Johannesburg. You will find all sort of enjoyments there; From amazing food to the cutest little gifts. There an adjacent shopping mall which makes it for a perfect little hang out on a Sunday afternoon.





3. Union Buildings in Pretoria
The Union Buildings are to South Africa what the the Capitol and the White House together are to the United States, with the exception that the South African President does not reside in the Union Buildings. The buildings are beautiful and surrounded by a large garden which is accessible to the public. It is located up on a hill so the view is not bad from there either.







4. Go camping into the wild
You are in South Africa, home of the big five, and you probably are going on a safari so why not take it one step further and pack out your camping gear in the wild. Well you can not exactly just set up camp in the middle of nowhere, but there are many lovely designated camping grounds where you can spend the nights surrounded by Zebras and nature. Here again it is convenient when you are with locals since they know exactly where and when to go.






5. Get lost
Well do not get too lost and make sure someone local is with you who knows exactly which areas are safe to go and which ones not so much. Grab your car and drive through the streets of Pretoria lined with Jacaranda alleys, best time is spring to see the purple to violet blooms, and visit lovely cafes and restaurants in the suburbs of Johannesburg. 








18 comments :

  1. Amazing photos, I'm big fan of your journeys... :)
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  2. The union building looks absolutely amazing! So sunny.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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  3. If that's a farm, I wanna go there!
    Absolutely breathtaking photos. I wanna visit South Africa...someday.


    xo
    Eesh | The Other Side of Paradise

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  4. Thank you so much Julia, I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it :) xx

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  5. They are, sadly they aren't really a place where people hang out, there were mostly just tourist like myself there. xx

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  6. Thank you so much Laurie, means a lot!
    Of course I will, I'll check out your blog just now :) xx

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  7. Yes, the first few photos are of my boyfriends dad's farm :) Thank you so so uch Eesh, it really is a beautiful beautiful place. xx

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  8. Gorgeous photos and Happy Easter!

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  9. This looks awesome! South Africa is definitely one of the places I'd love to see once in my life ;)

    Lisa – AT LEAST BLOG

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  10. Fantastic pictures! Really love this post!
    I'm now following you on Bloglovin!
    Happy Easter!

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  11. thanks for the suggestions! I do want to visit South Africa so I will keep these in mind


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  12. these pics are just breathtaking... especially the first ones *.* loooove!

    Like your blog, do you want to follow each other on IG and
    GFC? :) Just let me know <3

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  13. Hi there,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it =D So would you like to follow each other on Instagram and Facebook for example ? ^^ or do you have other social networks ?

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    Love
    -Laurie

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  14. Hi there,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it =D So would you like to follow each other on Instagram and Facebook for example ? ^^

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    Love
    -Laurie

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  15. This looks beatuiful! I love your pictures and they just make me want to go travel!!

    xx,
    Liz

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  16. Thank you so much Liz, that's so sweet of you. xx

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